St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office holds bank fair to help people sign up for bank accounts

ST. LOUIS ( — On Thursday, the St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones held a bank fair at City Hall to help people get signed up for bank accounts and apply for loans and mortgages.

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The Office of Financial Empowerment put on a bank fair at St. Louis City Hall Thursday.

The bank fair is part of the Office of Financial Empowerment that Jones started.

“If you don’t have a bank account, you’re probably paying up to $1,200 per year to cash your paycheck,” Jones said. “Most banks and credit unions offer second-chance accounts if you have had issues with them in the past. They also have products specific for low- and moderate-income communities to purchase or refinance homes.”

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